Florida's Ron DeSantis Supports a Ban on Transition Surgeries for Minors

Florida's Ron DeSantis Supports a Ban on Transition Surgeries for Minors
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You think the Left is going crazy over losing nationwide unfettered abortion with Roe v. Wade, imagine how they are going to react to the latest interview by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

Governor DeSantis went on political commentator Lisa Boothe’s podcast, and said he would support a ban on transition surgeries for minors.

He’s not just hitting Disney and their lot and throwing them under the bus. He’s backing up over them.

“The Florida Department of Health has issued guidelines for treating gender dysmorphia, recommending against gender transition, puberty blockers, and hormones, but would you support a state law banning any of those medical interventions for children?” Boothe asked at one point of the podcast.

DeSantis responded in the affirmative and said that “gender-affirming care,” such as transitional surgeries, would be on the same footing as allowing a 12-year-old to get a tattoo — which is not permitted in the state.

“I would ban the — yeah, I would ban the sex change, the operations,” DeSantis said. “I think that it’s something that — you can’t get a tattoo if you’re 12 years old. When they say ‘gender-affirming care,’ what they mean, a lot of times, is you are really, you’re castrating a young boy, you’re sterilizing a young girl, you’re doing mastectomies for these very young girls.”

This goes in the category of protecting life, and DeSantis is once again on the right side of history. According to a 2015 U.S. Transgender study, about 10 percent of women and 5 percent of men who chose to transition regret it, and return back to their biological birth origin. However, many of them say the number is much higher because those who detransition are too ashamed or too afraid to come forward. Governors like DeSantis and Arkansas’ Asa Hutchinson are aligning with parental rights, and not what the government or prevailing culture want to implement.

A parent’s rights organization called Genspect held a Zoom conference on March 12, the second worldwide “Detransition Awareness Day,” to discuss the subject of not only detransitioning, but reestablishing and affirming the parent’s right to care for their child, not force them into even more psychological and permanent physical trauma. People logged into the conference from a multitude of countries, including the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Britain, Germany, Spain, Chile, and Brazil.

Definitely more than the number the Transgender study confirmed:

Genspect, a parent-based organization seeking to put the brakes on medical transitions for adolescents and children. The group has doubts about the gender-affirming care model supported by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and other medical groups.

“Affirmative” medical care is defined as treatment with puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones for those with gender dysphoria to transition to the opposite sex, and is often followed by gender reassignment surgery.

However, there is growing concern among many doctors and other healthcare professionals as to whether this is, in fact, the best way to proceed for those under aged 18, in particular, with several countries pulling back on medical treatment and instead emphasizing psychotherapy first.

This is from WebMD, a corporate medical arm that spoon feeds “popular” information. Legacy media has tried to ignore this, but is begrudgingly being forced to discuss it. CBS’ 60 Minutes even did a segment on detransitioning, but couched it in the terms of healthcare challenges for transgender youth. Nevertheless, it is a step in the right direction that this is no longer being ignored.



If DeSantis continues in this vein, he’ll have even more support from the parents of Florida and across the nation.

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